National Day party held in New York City
CNANEW YORK--The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York held a party to celebrate the Republic of China Double Ten National Day Thursday, with nearly 1,000 guests attending, according to TECO.
October 5, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
The guests included representatives of over 10 of the nation's diplomatic allies stationed at the United Nations, Taiwanese-American New York City Comptroller John Liu, and Paul K. Ng, president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), TECO said.
Marjorie Tiven, commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office for International Affairs and the sister of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, also attended.
Other dignitaries included various members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
While the CCBA in San Francisco announced on its website early last month that the organization would not host any events to celebrate Double Tenth National Day this year, the participation in the event of Ng, who represents six overseas Taiwanese compatriot associations, demonstrated these groups' support for the ROC, TECO said.
During the party, TECO New York Deputy Director-General Alex Fan delivered a speech on Taiwan's major developments and improved relations across the Taiwan Strait in recent years, and he also noted Taiwan's participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as an invited guest.